The Law, Literature and Humanities Association of Australasia calls for nominations for the first biennial Penny Pether Prize for Scholarship in law, literature and the humanities. Penny Pether (1957-2013) was an Australian scholar whose passionate life-long commitment to the field pervaded every aspect of her teaching, research, and academic work. She helped convene the first conference of the Association and founded the interdisciplinary journal Law Text Culture. She was a mentor to younger academics and graduate students in the field. She always held, demanded, and advocated the highest standards of interdisciplinary scholarly endeavor. The Penny Pether Prize reflects her commitments and honours her memory.

The prize will be awarded to the author or authors whose book, essay, or article has, in the judgment of the Committee, made the most outstanding contribution to the field of literature and humanities by an Australasian scholar (whether by residence or birth) or whose work has a distinctively Australasian focus.  To be eligible, relevant work must bear a publication date of 2012 or 2013.

The winner will be invited to a panel discussion of their work at an appropriate LLHAA conference. Their work will be reviewed and publicised on the Law Literature and Humanities Association of Australia website.

If you wish to nominate a work of scholarship for this prize, please send a short (one page) letter of nomination to the LLHAA Committee at the e-mail address indicated below.  Nominations must be received by 15 October 2013 and the winner will be announced in November 2013. Nominations to be sent to Shaun McVeigh: